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Current History (2022) 121 (836): 211–217.
Published: 01 September 2022
... democracy was bound up with desinicization . Can this democratic national identity be sustained over the long haul? Taiwan China identity democracy colonialism As Taiwan’s student activists were battling the media monopoly, Hong Kong’s students, led by Joshua Wong, were campaigning...
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Current History (2022) 121 (835): 177–183.
Published: 01 May 2022
... it. With spaces for peaceful civic participation and action shrinking, the glimmer of hope for democracy, security, and well-being in Mozambique is fading. © 2022 by The Regents of the University of California 2022 Democracy insurgency political economy Mozambique Africa An integral element...
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Current History (2021) 120 (826): 189–195.
Published: 01 May 2021
...-party rule and wielded the rhetoric of economic nationalism. © 2021 by The Regents of the University of California 2021 Tanzania John Magufuli authoritarianism democracy Julius Nyerere Tanzania’s reputation as a partly democratic country with peaceful and mostly free elections, a lively...
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Current History (2021) 120 (826): 183–188.
Published: 01 May 2021
... about the culture of social media, the weakening of old forms of solidarity, and the rise of a new generation of activists steeped in new rules and technologies of civic engagement. #EndSARS marks the possible ascent of an inorganic civil society with profound implications for Nigerian democracy. ©...
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Current History (2021) 120 (824): 121–124.
Published: 01 March 2021
... of the University of California 2021 Europe history autocracy democracy pluralism Frederick the Great’s Philosophical Writings Edited by Avi Lifschitz; translated by Angela Scholar Princeton University Press, 2021 I used to fantasize about a pandemic that would confine me to my...
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Current History (2021) 120 (823): 43–49.
Published: 01 February 2021
... social movements gender Indigenous peoples democracy “Social movements often score some policy wins, but they rarely provoke the kind of sweeping institutional change that Chile will now attempt.” Overnight on October 18, 2019, violent, destructive, and deadly protests exploded in Chile...
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Current History (2021) 120 (823): 50–56.
Published: 01 February 2021
... legacy would continue. © 2021 by The Regents of the University of California 2021 Bolivia Evo Morales COVID-19 pandemic elections democracy Bolivia had a tumultuous year starting in November 2019, when President Evo Morales was ousted in what most observers saw as a coup. An interim...
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Current History (2021) 120 (823): 64–70.
Published: 01 February 2021
..., and openly defies the legislature and the judiciary, putting democracy at risk. © 2021 by The Regents of the University of California 2021 El Salvador social media security corruption transparency democracy Nayib Bukele won a surprising victory in the February 2019 presidential election...
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Current History (2020) 119 (818): 228–233.
Published: 20 August 2020
... of these figures have been linked to past human rights abuses, including Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto. Running as a presidential candidate against Jokowi, Prabowo repeatedly suggested that if he were in charge, he would degrade democracy and return to a kind of strongman rule. During the latter days...
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Current History (2019) 118 (808): 175–180.
Published: 01 May 2019
... Heredia Democratic Republic Congo Félix Tshisekedi Joseph Kabila Mobutu Sese Seko democracy elections corruption human rights civil society water protest movements 175 The strategies Kabila adopted to avoid stepping down at the end of his term in December 2016 inadvertently...
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Current History (2019) 118 (808): 163–168.
Published: 01 May 2019
...Ebenezer Obadare [T]he more distant the experience of military rule, the greater has been society's reconciliation to the reality of democracy as the only game in town. © 2019 Current History. All rights reserved. 2019 The Regents of the University of California Ebenezer Obadare Nigeria...
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Current History (2019) 118 (807): 137–142.
Published: 01 April 2019
... Lanka China India civil war reconciliation transitional justice Tamils Buddhists Muslims Mahinda Rajapaksa democracy constitution debt trap 137 Sri Lanka s ethnoreligious divisions are bound to continue as long as the likes of Rajapaksa dominate the island s political scene. Sri...
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Current History (2019) 118 (806): 90–95.
Published: 01 March 2019
... Union Eastern Europe democracy populism authoritarianism illiberalism postcommunist Viktor Orbán Hungary Poland Czech Republic 90 What keeps European states committed to the EU project has not changed: it is economically much better to be inside the bloc than outside. The EU s Eastward...
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Current History (2019) 118 (806): 83–89.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Erik Jones European democracy has always been playing catch-up with popular aspirations for democratic representation. © 2019 Current History. All rights reserved. 2019 The Regents of the University of California Erik Jones European Union democracy populism nationalism Britain...
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Current History (2019) 118 (806): 114–116.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Vladimir Tismaneanu Nations that endured communist dictatorships must come to terms with the traumas of the past before durable democracies can take hold—a lesson the author learned firsthand in Romania. © 2019 Current History. All rights reserved. 2019 The Regents of the University...
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Current History (2019) 118 (806): 117–119.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Holly Case An ambitious attempt to trace the uneven progress toward liberal democracy over several centuries of European history may have drawn the wrong conclusions for dealing with today's illiberals. Democracy and Dictatorship in Europe: From the Ancien Régime to the Present Day...
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Current History (2019) 118 (805): 62–67.
Published: 01 February 2019
... Ortega Rosario Murillo Sandinistas canal opposition protests Catholic church women's indigenous rights democracy Venezuela 62 The heterogeneity and decentralized character of the protest movement is prov- ing to be its greatest strength and weakness. Ortega Faces a New Nicaraguan...
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Current History (2018) 117 (802): 315–320.
Published: 01 November 2018
... of the University of California Julia Lynch Jonathan Hopkin financial crisis Great Recession Western Europe capitalism democracy political parties free central banks austerity populism social democrats 315 [T]he financial crisis can be best understood as the final catastrophic stage...
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Current History (2018) 117 (802): 291–297.
Published: 01 November 2018
... Jacqueline Best global financial crisis Great Recession democracy economics monetary policy finance unemployment Keynesian economics Milton Friedman Ronald Reagan Margaret Thatcher neoliberalism regulation 291 Ten years after the 2008 financial crisis threat-ened to bring the global...
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Current History (2018) 117 (801): 271–276.
Published: 01 October 2018
... Sargsyan Velvet Revolution protests democracy elections corruption civil society activism Russia diaspora 271 The revolution . . . ended the hopelessness, apathy, and indifference that had come to characterize the post-Soviet period. Armenia s Unfinished Revolution ARMINE ISHKANIAN When...